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  1. Channel: Mass
Target has announced the launch of its new “dealworthy” private label that it says “features low prices on nearly 400 everyday no-frills basics, providing incredible value on apparel & accessories, essentials & beauty, electronics and home items — from laundry detergent and toothbrushes to undergarments, paper plates and more — without sacrificing quality for the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Target Corp. announced it has launched a new private label product line for price-conscious consumers called dealworthy. The assortment of 400 everyday basics will include apparel and accessories, essentials and beauty, as well as electronics and home items. Items will start at less than $1 and with most under $10, the prices are designed to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Last year was an uncertain one.  Though many of the economic indicators were excellent, including the low unemployment numbers and strong GDP growth, there was a lot of uncertainty in the market throughout the year.   In the martech ecosystem, publishers continued to feel the pains after the COVID-19 bump. Still, I believe that had […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys are joined by Craig Dubitsky, a serial entrepreneur who created Eis Lip Blam, Hello oral care products and now happy Coffee (along with actor Robert Downey Jr.) Follow Craig on LinkedIn at: happy on LinkedIn at: happy online at: We ask Craig these questions: Why don’t we start with […]
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Target has introduced a new low-price owned brand called Dealworthy — featuring more than 400 products ranging in price from less than $1 to $10 — and revamped its 15-year-old everyday essentials brand Up&Up with new branding, product reformulations and additions to the assortment. Target’s owned brands are one of the most successful pieces of its […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Record-breaking Success for Premium Private Label Ranges In line with the growing number of those in difficult financial situations, we found that 97% of shoppers can be described as discounters. This holiday season, Aldi and Lidl both experienced record-breaking sales. Lidl reported a 12% increase in sales year on year and an 11% increase in […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The UK slipped into a technical recession in the final quarter of 2023 according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The fall in economic output was steeper than most economists expected, with the economy barely growing over the course of last year. Despite the slowing economy, consumer confidence is up on […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Sustainability in Festival Fashion As sustainability becomes more of a priority for festival goers, with initiatives like using turf to generate electricity at the Isle of Wight Festival, or Green Man Festival’s solar-powered stages, and hydrogen and hydrotreated vegetable oil power; fashion will experience similar trends. Many consumers are turning to renting a summer wardrobe […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. today introduced a new low-price owned brand, dealworthy, that promises “incredible value” on nearly 400 everyday basic items. The new line allows the retailer to offer its shoppers more affordable options, with prices starting at less than $1, while strengthening its portfolio of owned brands. “With the introduction of our newest […]
  1. Data & Insights
L’Occitane En Provence has announced the launch of its third virtual store this year, in partnership with Emperia. This initiative aims to redefine the celebration of Ramadan, offering an interactive experience that emphasises togetherness, gifting, and self-reflection. People can enter a traditional Middle Eastern house, set within a warm village atmosphere, designed in collaboration with […]
  1. Department: Food
Lynx is bringing a new fragrance to its core range with Jungle Fresh, the fragrance will be available in body spray, anti-perspirant, stick and shower gel. The Jungle Fresh fragrance pulls on current trends for herbal and botanical influences and has been developed to meet… This story continues at New Lynx fragrance Or just read […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Joining us for a deep dive on creating remarkable brand stories and driving powerful customer engagement are two industry veterans who will also be gracing the stage at next month’s Shoptalk event in Las Vegas. Christiane Pendarvis, co-CEO of Pattern Beauty, Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair care brand, and Andrea Moore, Chief Digital Officer of NEST […]
  1. Department: HBC
Sally Beauty and The Black Hair Experience have partnered for two experiential event pop-ups designed to braid together students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with Black and female-founded beauty brands. The Rooted in Success program’s first pop-up will be in Atlanta on Feb. 24, 2024, followed by a Washington, D.C. pop-up on March […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® has been proving industry leading insights at the intersection of cooking from home and eating out since 1991.  You also know that McDonald’s is one of the most popular fast-food chains in the world, serving millions of […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Primark has opened it second U.S. distribution center, in Jacksonville, Fla., to serve its expanding store fleet. The retailer also has signed leases for planned new stores in four locations: Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Va.; Mall at Prince George’s in Hyattsville, Md.; CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin, Tenn.; and Katy Mills in Katy, Texas. The new […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health topped analysts’ forecasts for fourth quarter sales and profits, but cut its full year earnings outlook, citing rising medical costs that are hurting the insurance industry. Revenue for the three months ended December 31 climbed 11.9% from the year-ago period to $93.81 billion, beating Wall Street’s estimate of $90.41 billion. […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Saks, the ecommerce counterpart of Saks Fifth Avenue, has launched a new partnership with luxury electric vehicle company Lucid across its website and stores. Saks will offer exclusive demo drive experiences of the Lucid Air at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations. (Image courtesy Lucid) Lucid now has a dedicated landing page and a homepage feature […]
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When Valentine’s Day approaches, the world’s craving for fresh roses reaches its peak. Swissport, a leader in the global logistics arena, orchestrates the movement of over 9,000 tons of these love tokens through its acclaimed Flower Corridor, spanning from the Kenyan highlands to Europe.
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Here’s today’s news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
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ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
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We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]